Three Dutch teenagers, whose behaviour is criminal, are trying to better their lives with the help of a pragmatic caretaker, somewhere deep in rural France. If they fail, they will be handed over to a closed juvenile home. The filmmaker is in search of the root cause of the survival strategies that these unmanageable young people have developed and how they can be derailed. What makes these kids so angry, indifferent, numb and even unscrupulous? What happened to them? Why do they behave the way they do?